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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 06 JUL 2006 


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CONFIDENTIAL 

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ACTION SS-15 

INFO OCT-01 EUR- 1 2 ISO-OO SY-05 USSS-00 INR-07 INRE-00 

SSO-OO NSC-05 NSCE-00 /045 W 

092915 

O P 271617Z JUN 75 ZFG 
FM AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3567 
AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 
AMDHBASSY VIENNA PRIORITY 3057 

CONFIDENTIAL BUDAPEST 2016 

CORRECTEDCOPY - PARA FOUR 

E.O. 11652: GDS 

TAGS: OVIP, HU (ROCKEFELLER, NELSON) 

SUB J : VACATION TRAVEL OF MRS. ROCKEFELLER 

REF: STATE 150412; BUDAPEST 1996 

LONDON PLEASE PASS VICE PRESIDENT'S PARTY 

1. IN AFTERNOON MEETING JUNE 27, AMB. VARKONYI REQUESTED 
MCAULIFFE TO ADVISE WASHINGTON AND VICE PRESIDENT AND 
MRS. ROCKEFELLER THAT "HIGHEST AUTHORITIES" IN HUNGARY 
HONORED AND DELIGHTED THAT MRS. ROCKEFELLER AND HER 
DAUGHTERS PLANNING SHORT, PRIVATE VACATION IN BUDAPEST. 

THEY WILL FULLY RESPECT HER WISHES FOR PRIVACY AND FEEL 
QUITE CERTAIN THAT MANAGEMENT AND STAFF GELLERT HOTEL 
AND HUNGARIAN NEWS MEDIA WILL SHOW EQUAL UNDERSTANDING 
OF HER WISHES. 

2. VARKONYI SAID HIS REMARKS CONSTITUTED OFFICIAL 

RESPONSE OF HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT AND THAT FONOFF REQUESTING 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST TO CONVEY THEM BECAUSE AMBASSADOR 
DESIGNATE ESTERGALYOS HAD NOT YET HAD OPPORTUNITY TO 
PRESENT HIS CREDENTIALS IN WASHINGTON. 

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3. VARKONYI ALSO SAID: 


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A) BOTH HUNGARIAN EMBASSY LONDON AND HUNGARIAN 
EMBASSY VIENNA HAVE RECEIVED AUTHORITY ISSUE 
VISAS TO PERSONS LISTED PARA 4, STATE 150412. 

B) APPROPRIATE HUNGARIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE CONFIRMED 
OVERFLIGHT AND LANDING CLEARANCES FOR AIRCRAFT. 

(ON OWN INITIATIVE VARKONYI SUGGESTED THAT MEMBERS 
OF CREW OBTAIN VISAS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL BUDAPEST. 

SEE PARA 5 BUDAPEST 1996). 

4. AMBASSADOR VARKONYI WENT ON TO SAY THAT, WHILE 
HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT DID NOT WISH IN ANY WAY TO INTRUDE 
ON MRS. ROCKEFELLER'S PERSONAL PLANS OR TRAVEL PROGRAM, 

IT DID WISH TO RENDER EVERY ASSISTANCE TO MAKE HER VISIT 
PLEASURABLE AND TO INDUCE HER TO COME BACK AGAIN. THUS 
THEY WOULD LIKE OFFER USE OF VIP ROOM AT AIRPORT AND WOULD 
FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IF FONOFF PROTOCOL OFFICER ON HAND 
TO FACILITATE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MRS. ROCKEFELLER 
AND HER PARTY. IF MRS. ROCKEFELLER S INTEREST RUN TO 
SIGHTSEEING AT PARLIAMENT BUILDING, MUSEUMS, OR TIHANY 
ABBEY (NEAR LAKE BALATON); OR TO SHOPPING (HEREND CHINA 

OR KLARA ROTHSCHILD BOUTIQUE), HUNGARIAN AUTHORITIES 
ANXIOUS TO FURNISH UNOBTRUSIVE ASSISTANCE AND POSSIBLY 
PROVIDE ACCESS WHICH AMERICAN EXPRESS MIGHT HAVE 
DIFFICULTY ARRANGING. 

5. MCAULIFFE EXPRESSED DEEP THANKS FOR THESE OFFERS 
AND SAID USE OF AIRPORT VIP LOUNGE SEEMED DESIRABLE IN 
ORDER AVOID TOURIST CROWDS THUS ENHANCING SECURITY AND 
DIMINISHING LIKELIHOOD PUBLICITY. HOWEVER, HE SAID HE 
WOULD SEEK INSTRUCTIONS ON ALL POINTS VARKONYI HAD RAISED. 

6. ACTION REQUESTED: PLEASE INSTRUCT. 

MCAULIFFE 


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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 06 JUL 2006 


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Automatic Decaptioning: X 

Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 

Channel Indicators: n/a 

Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 

Concepts: n/a 

Control Number: n/a 

Copy: SINGLE 

Draft Date: 27 JUN 1975 

Decaption Date: 01 JAN 1960 

Decaption Note: 

Disposition Action: RELEASED 
Disposition Approved on Date: 

Disposition Authority: CunninFX 
Disposition Case Number: n/a 
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW 
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004 
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Document Number: 1975BUDAPE02016 

Document Source: CORE 

Document Unique ID: 00 

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Enclosure: n/a 

Executive Order: GS 

Errors: N/A 

Film Number: D750223-1136 
From: BUDAPEST 
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ISecure: 1 

Legacy Key: Iink1975/newtext/t1975067/aaaaafmw.tel 

Line Count: 96 

Locator: TEXT ON-LINE, ON MICROFILM 
Office: ACTION SS 

Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 
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Page Count: 2 

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Previous Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 
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Reference: 75 STATE 150412, 75 BUDAPEST 1996 
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED 
Review Authority: CunninFX 
Review Comment: n/a 
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Review Date: 09 APR 2003 
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Review History: RELEASED <09 APR 2003 by BoyleJA>; APPROVED <22 SEP 2003 by CunninFX> 

Review Markings: 

Margaret P. Grafeld 
Declassified/Released 
US Department of State 
EO Systematic Review 
06 JUL 2006 


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Secure: OPEN 
Status: NATIVE 

Subject: VACATION TRAVEL OF MRS. ROCKEFELLER 
TAGS: OVIP, HU, (ROCKEFELLER, NELSON) 

To: STATE VIENNA 
Type: TE 

Markings: Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 06 JUL 2006 


Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 06 JUL 2006